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Putrajaya Tourism

Located in Malaysia, Putrajaya also referred to as the Federal Territory of Putrajaya is a city situated towards the south of Kuala Lumpur. Putrajaya is known for its well built late 20th-century architecture of the Putrajaya Mosque and Iranian style architecture of the Putra Bridge which overlooks the famous man-made Putrajaya Lake. 

In Sanskrit, ‘Putra’ means prince or male child and ‘Jaya’ means success or victory. The city was named Putrajaya after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj. It is based on the theme of a garden city which is modern, exquisite, futuristic and Malaysian but is in absolute harmony with the natural environment. The streets of Putrajaya provide a European feel while the government buildings provide a blend of modern architecture and Islamic Arts.

In the north of the city is the Putrajaya Botanical Garden, the biggest botanical garden in Malaysia (covering an area of 92 hectares) which contains Asian and African plants. The China-Malaysia Friendship Garden is a lakeside park which is home to varied flora.  The man-made 650-hectare lake provides scope for water activities and boating and the spectacular bridges are illuminated with changing colour lights providing beautiful views at night. 

Almost 38 per cent of Putrajaya is covered with green areas and wetlands meant to preserve its ecosystem while imparting a retreat from the strain of a modern lifestyle with its atmosphere and incredible attractions. The palaces, mosques and monuments in the city are other visually appealing settings.

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Food in Putrajaya

The visitors can enjoy a wide array of Malaysian, Chinese, Indian, Italian, American, Yemeni, Arabian, Japanese, Western, Hakka, Teow Chew, Cantonese, Hokkien cuisine and other international cuisines in Putrajaya. Middle Eastern food such as hummus, kabsa lamb and chicken, shish taouk (marinated chicken shish kebab) and freshly-baked Arabian bread are also renowned.

The famous must-try dishes in Putrajaya include kabsa chicken with rice, thosai, teppanyaki, sushi, sashimi, Bruschetta Alla Tuscan, Spaghetti Salmone and Quattro FormaggiI.

The Uptown Night Market, a local market can be your station if you wish to get a flavour of the local delicacies at extremely cheap prices along with experiencing the local life of the city. There are rows of stalls offering local delicacies and beverages such as nasi lemak, fried noodles and fried mushrooms on Tuesday and Friday evenings.

Shopping in Putrajaya

Putrajaya presents a wide range of shopping options with its extensive range of shopping complexes. It is recommended to buy the local handicrafts, hand-made crafts and Malaysian batik products as souvenirs.

Uptown Night Market can be visited for getting an insight into the local life of Putrajaya which displays a variety of souvenirs and household items. The visitors can be sure of collecting some amazing souvenirs and stroll at the malls and night markets after a day of sightseeing in the city.

Putrajaya Nightlife

Putrajaya advances to its visitors a vibrant nightlife with its many bars and restaurants. The five-star hotels comprise of a number of on-site bars, restaurants and lounges. There are attractions which provide splendid views like that of Putrajaya Lake and Bridge which lights up with LED lights into different colours in the evening.

The Seri Wawasan Bridge offers breathtaking views of the Putra Mosque at night. The visitors can also spend the evening watching a movie at the multi-screen cinema halls in the shopping complexes and have fun at the bowling alleys and ice skating rings which remain open till late.

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Panoramic View of Putrajaya Lake
Top View of Pink Mosque in Putrajaya
Early Morning View of Iron Mosque (Masjid Besi)

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What is the best time to visit Putrajaya?

Putrajaya experiences hot and humid weather all year round. It is recommended to visit the city between April and August for experiencing the best weather conditions. During June to August, Putrajaya encounters the summer season with high temperatures. These months have the peak tourist flow leading to inflated prices.

During March to May, Putrajaya encounters the spring season with warm weather. These months are the second busiest for tourism which makes it easy to beat the crowd. The months of September – February experience extreme weather conditions with rainfall and snow causing a hindrance in enjoying the varied activities. The International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta takes place in March when many decorated balloons are made to rise into the sky combined with other fun activities.
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What are the things to do in Putrajaya?

The top things to do in Putrajaya are Putra Mosque, IOI City Mall Putrajaya, Putrajaya Botanical Garden, Putrajaya Lake, Alamanda Putrajaya, Seri Wawasan Bridge. You can see all the places to visit in Putrajaya here

What are the places near Putrajaya?

The top places near to Putrajaya are Kuala lumpur which is 23 km from Putrajaya, Petaling jaya which is located 25 km from Putrajaya, Melaka which is located 102 km from Putrajaya, Georgetown which is located 318 km from Putrajaya, Selangor which is located 25 km from Putrajaya

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